Charley Tringali (Class of 2021)

Blogger Role: Illustration

Major: Illustration

Minor: Business

Clubs: Outdoors Club

I chose Marywood because it was one of the few schools that offered Illustration in the Northeast and I was looking for a smaller school setting. The smaller setting was perfect because I wanted to create personal and engaging relationships with each of my professors.

I am majoring in Art because I have always enjoyed drawing, painting, etc. since I was young. I have a passion for creating things, ranging from the studio arts to carpentry and other hands-on work. I like to use my hands and to take an idea and build it into a reality. I want to make a career out of what I enjoy. I am interested in advertising and the corporate field.

When I’m not in class, I am working on artwork and illustrations for class and for my own practice. When I am not on campus I am most likely on a hike, plein air painting in the outdoors, or fly fishing in a small stream for trout.

So far, my favorite art class at Marywood was Painting I. I learned many new techniques that helped improve my painting skills. I thoroughly enjoyed the variety of different projects we worked on, ranging from still lifes to live models. This class also introduced me to oil paints, being that I had only used them a handful of times prior; now it is the only paint I use.

The coolest thing I’ve done at Marywood so far was starting the Outdoors Club. I wanted to provide an opportunity for individuals with all levels of experience to get off campus and enjoy the outdoors.  With the help of the Clubs and Activities members, myself and my roommate were able to turn this idea into a reality make it an official club at Marywood.

When I graduate I want to work in the advertising/corporate field. I want to work in this field because I want my work to have a purpose and to have the ability to be applied in the real world. Eventually, I would like to set up my own studio to work from.

I’d recommend the Art program at Marywood because the professors want all of their students to challenge themselves to improve their skills and push them out of their comfort zone to succeed. They are all extremely talented and take pride in teaching their students diligently, so in the near future each of them can be proficient and skilled in their field.

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